Sebastian Gaeta wrote:
This may violate the rules on the forum, buy here is what I know about the company/gentleman in question. I was not a party in this transaction but was aware of all the details as the transaction transpired.
I have a local friend who's hobby is to buy and sell 356s on a fairly rapid pace. He had a C coupe for sale that had water damage and was quite rough, but was advertised as such.
The NY company was buying any and every 356 they could get their hands on and ended up buying this car from my friend over the phone.
It was up for sale by its new owner immediately with no work done to the car. The description of the car was not as "detailed" as my friend's was and there was a hefty profit in the new sale price.
Now, please no hate mail as I do not dislike dealers, and certainly do not begrudge anyone a profit IF THEY HAVE ADDED SOME VALUE to the car before reselling it. That value can be anything from merely doing a proper inspection and advertising the car as truthfully as possible to completing a full restoration, and anything in between.
Anything less than that and all you are dealing with is a locating service, and that you can do yourself.
If you believe some value is added, then good on 'ya, if not, find one yourself. There are more of these cars out there than you think.
I hope this helps,
So, if a dealer sells a car for more than he paid for it because he has developed a presence in the market place and because he is operating from a real building and with real expenses and therefore offers his customers a feeling of confidence and service after the sale then you think that is bad because he added no value??? Are you out of your mind? Have you ever run a business and made a payroll? Did this dealer use a gun to get the car from your friend? Was your friend happy before he realized that the dealer was making a profit? Why did you friend think that a dealer would want his car? I have no knowledge about this particular dealer so I can't vouch for him but I certainly hope that he is making money in exchange for offering something that your hobbyist friend is unable to offer. If the dealer has ripped off one of the readers here then I hope that c2convert will get an email privately.